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The Humane Society of Independence County

Is offering monthly dog dip/baths the first Saturday of July, August and September at the shelter facility which is located at #5 Environmental Dr. in Batesville.  The Humane Society invites everyone to bring their dogs between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and get them bathed and/or dipped. Donations are accepted. We will also have a vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. until noon. Come by and see Dr. Nanci Solis. For more information, call the shelter office at (870) 793-0090.

 

The Independence County Library's Summer Reading Program in Batesville, "Fizz, Boom, Read!" begins now thru Thursday, July 31st. For details call the library at 870-793-8814.

 

Good for use now to July 31st (closed July 4th)

What: 2nd Chance at Life Meal Program Monday – Friday

When: Breakfast 8 am – 9 am; Lunch 11 am – 12 pm

Where: Cedar Ridge High School Cafeteria

What Else: Children 18 and under eat Free. If an adult brings a child they will eat free too.

 

Good for use now thru Wednesday, 07/30/14

What: The Independence County Library Children's Story Time

When:  Ages 3-5 at 10 am, and ages 6 and up will be at 2 pm

Where: Batesville, AR

What Else: Call the Library for more information 870-793-8814

 

Good for use now to August

What: United Way of Independence County Needs Your Pledge and Donation

When: Now thru August

Where: Just text "PLEDGE" to 870-307-1406 and you will receive an immediate response or stop by any Centennial, Citizens, First Community, Merchants and Planters or Southern Bank locations in Batesville. No donation is too small.

 

Good for use thru Monday, 06/30 to Wednesday, 07/02/14

What: Great American Flame-In

When: 10 am – 5 pm

Where: Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View, AR

What Else: Inviting other Copper Flame Painters to join in a Great American Flame-In.  Visitors are welcome to visit with flame painters in the Copper Colorist workshop in the Craft Village.  Admission to the park is $12 for adults and $7 for children 6-12.  For more information call Melody Miller at 870-269-2909.

 

 

Good for use thru Monday, 06/30/14

What: Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 10 am – 2 pm

Where: Southside High School, 70 Scott Drive, Batesville, AR

 

July 2014

Good for use thru Tuesday, 07/01/14

What: The Midland School District will hold a special board meeting

When: 7 pm

Where: In the board room at the Administration Office

What Else: Agenda: Financial Workshop and Personnel

 

Good for use thru Wednesday, 07/02/14

What: Acoustic players, musicians, singers, jam with others, sing some oldies and patriotic stuff.

When: 7 pm

Where: The Community Room at the First Community Bank, Batesville, AR

What Else:  For more information call Ed Casper 870-307-0258.

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 07/03 to Sunday, 07/06/14

What: Old Time Gathering on the Square Fourth of July Celebration

When: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Where: Mountain View, AR

What Else: Live music, special sidewalk sales, door prizes, street dance, parade (10 am), kids' games, horseshoe pitching contest, church service, float entries, BBQ Cook Off. For more information or to enter any of these events call Mary Jane 870-269-5955 or Janell 870-269-6777.

 

Good for use thru Friday, 07/04/14

What: Lifeline Baptist Church's Freedom Celebration

When: 6 pm

Where: Hwy 157 Pleasant Plains, AR

What Else: Food, fun and fellowship games and singing. Fireworks begin at 9 pm.

 

Good for use thru Friday, 07/04/14

What: Citizens Bank's "Celebrate America"

When: 1 pm food and craft vendors, 7 pm music by "Everyday Life", 8:45 pm drawing for a new car, 9:15 pm Fireworks

Where: Riverside Park in Batesville, AR

 

 

Good for use thru Friday, 07/04/14

What: The Community of Fox in Stone County is having its 4th of July Celebration

When: 2 pm Children's Parade

Where: Located at the Fox Park on Hwy 263 in Downtown Fox, AR

What Else: For more information call 870-363-4277. There will be horse shoe pitching tournaments, lawnmower race, lawnmower obstacle course race, pie contest, watermelon seed spitting contests, food, fun, and more.

 

Good for use thru Friday, 07/04/14

What: Autism/Asperger's Activity Group will not meet this month due to Independence Day.

 

Good for use thru Friday, 07/04/14

What: Independence Day Celebration Mt. View

When: Go online to find the time

Where: Fireworks at the Fairgrounds, Mt. View, AR

What Else: Call 870-269-8068 or www.yourplaceinthemountains.com

 

Good for use thru Friday, 07/04/14

What: Horseshoe Bend Chamber of Commerce 4th of July Parade and Celebration

When: Parade starts at 10 am with the line starting at 9:15 am

Where: Downtown Horseshoe Bend, AR

What Else: Sign-up sheets to be in the parade are at the Chamber of Commerce Office.  Stay for lunch after the parade and Ice Cream Social. Enjoy fireworks over the Bend at dusk shot from Turkey Mountain Golf Course. If you would like to be a sponsor go to http://www.123contactform.com/form-983929/Event-Registration-Form

 

Good for use thru 07/04/14

What: Upcoming events at Lake Charles State Park

When: 12:30 pm America's Bird: The Bald Eagle, Nature Center Open 1 pm – 3 pm, 4 pm Lawn Games: Washer Toss, 6:30 pm Evening Kayak Tour

Where: 3705 Hwy 25 in Powhatan, AR

What Else: Call 870-878-6595 for more information.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 07/05/14

What: Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives

When: 7 pm

Where: At the Ozark Folk Center State Park in the Music Auditorium, 1032 Park Avenue in Mountain View, AR

What Else:  $30 general admission seats are available. Call 870-269-3851.

Good for use thru Saturday, 07/05/14

What: Upcoming events at Lake Charles State Park

When: 1 pm – 2 pm Cannon Firing, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Nature Center Open, 6 pm Evening Barge Tour

Where: 3705 Hwy 25 in Powhatan, AR

What Else: Call 870-878-6595 for more information.

 

Good for use thru Sunday, 07/06/14

What: Sanders Family Reunion

When: Call Marcia 870-269-5551

Where: VFW at 401 Park Street, Calico Rock, AR

What Else: Potluck, bring food and drinks bring musical instruments and play or sing with us. Call Marcia Lawrence 870-269-5551

 

Good for use thru Sunday, 07/06/14

What: Upcoming Events at Lake Charles State Park

When: 11 am Meet a Snake, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Nature Center Open, 2:30 pm Meet a Gator

Where: 3705 Hwy 25 in Powhatan, AR

What Else: Call 870-878-6595 for more information.

 

Good for use thru Sunday, 07/06 to Wednesday, 07/09/14

What: Southside Methodist to hold Vacation Bible School

When: 5:30 pm – 8 pm

Where: Magnolia Street across from Southside High School

What Else: Ages 4 – 12. The theme is "Workshop of Wonders, Image, and Build with God". For more information call Cindy 870-793-6800.

 

Good for use thru Monday, 07/07/14

What: "Gigging for a Miracle" City of Jonesboro, to raise money for a Special Needs Playground for kids and adults, even those in wheelchairs will be able to play in this park.

When: Friday, 07/11 9:30 am until Saturday, 07/12/14 at 9:30 am to go "Giggin"

Where: Meeting at Southside Softball Field

What Else: Dinner Friday night at 5-5:30 pm, John 3:16 will serve a catfish dinner for those in the tournament. Please pre-register by July 7th by calling Sharron Turman 870-882-5430.

 

Good for use thru Monday, 07/07 to Friday, 07/11/14

What: Ozark Folk Center State Park's Youth Day Camp for ages 8-12.

When:  Call to ask for time the Camp starts: 870-269-3851

Where: The Ozark Folk Center State Park is located at 1032 Park Avenue in Mountain View, AR.

What Else:  To register for the day camp or inquire about scholarships call the state park at 870-269-3851.

 

Good for use thru Wednesday, 07/09/14

What: Tutor Training

When: 9:30 am – Noon

Where: Ozark Foothills Literacy Project, 608 Water Street in Batesville, AR. For more information please call Nicole Stroud 870-793-5912 or info@literacyindependence.org

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 07/10/14

What: Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 11 am – 7 pm

Where: Edwards Commons, 2300 Highland Road in Batesville, AR

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 07/10/14

What: Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 10 am – 6 pm

Where: Edwards Commons, 2300 Highland Road in Batesville, AR

 

Good for use thru Friday, 07/11/14

What: Hollow Vessels Embellished with Carving & Texture Class

When: 9 am – 4 pm

Where: Arkansas Craft School, Mountain View, AR

What Else: Tuition for three-day class is $250 plus materials fee of $10-$50. To register go to www.arkansascraftschool.org or call 870-269-8397

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 07/12/14

What: The New Farmer's Market in Batesville, AR

When: 8:30 am – 12 Noon

Where: 2014 Main Street, Batesville, AR

What Else: There will be music, a cooking demo at 10 am, and a fun kids activity during the market day. For more information contact Jean Larson at 208-869-1445

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 07/12/14

What: Bad Boy Splash & Dash (Multi-sport event swim/run event for the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project)

When: 9 am

Where: Lyon College, Batesville, AR

What Else: Open to kids ages 5-18 and adults 19 .  Athletes can pick up race packets between 7 am – 8 am.  The first heat will begin at 9 am.  The cost of the event is $20 until July 11th and $25 on race day.  Call the Literacy Project for more information.  To register call 870-793-5912 or go to info@literacyindependence.org

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 07/12/14

What: Benefit Dinner for Rhonda Reddock BBQ Pork or Chicken

When: 5 pm – 8 pm

Where: Women on Mission of Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church, 2935 Bethesda Road, Batesville, AR

What Else: All money raised will go to Rhonda for her cancer expenses in Little Rock. For more information call Ricki Gilbert at 870-612-0191

 

Good for use thru Sunday, 07/13/14

What: The Larry Nelson Family in Concert

When: 5 pm

Where: West Baptist Church, 1100 North Central Avenue, Batesville, AR

What Else:  A love offering will be taken.

 

Good for use thru Monday, 07/14/14

What: Heartsaver CPR and First Aid Class offered by Vital Link

When: 6 pm – 10 pm

Where: 1033 EMS Drive, Batesville, AR

What Else: Cost is $40. To register call 870-793-3351.

 

Good for use thru Monday, 07/14/14

What:  Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 1 pm – 5 pm

Where: First United Methodist Church, 615 East Main Street in Batesville, AR

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 07/15 to Friday, 07/18/14

What: Native American Style Baskets Turned on a Lathe Class

When: 9 am – 4 pm

Where: Arkansas Craft School, Mountain View, AR

What Else: Tuition for four-day class is $250 plus materials fee of $100. To register go to www.arkansascraftschool.org or call 870-269-8397

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 07/15 to Thursday, 07/17/14

What: Adventure Camp for Kids 8 – 12 years of age

When: 9 am – 3 pm

Where: Davidsonville Historic State Park, 7953 Hwy 166 South, Pocahontas, AR

What Else: Camp fees are $25 per day or $75 for all three days, to register call 870-892-4708

Good for use thru Tuesday, 07/15 to Saturday, 07/19

What: Independence County Fair

When: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 6 pm – 10:30 pm; Friday and Saturday 6 pm – 10:30 pm and Saturday Matinee is at 10 am – 2 pm

Where: Batesville, AR

What Else: $15 Armbands Tues., Wed., Thurs.; $20 Armbands Fri. and Sat.; Saturday Matinee $12

 

Good for use thru Friday, 07/18/14

What: Entries for the Fulton County Fair

When: July 28 – August 2

Where: Salem, Arkansas

What Else: Entries are being accepted at the fair office. Office hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 10:30 am – 4 pm. The  Creative Arts and Livestock Rules and Entry Books are on the fair website, www.fultoncountyfair.org and get a complete entry list of exhibits and enter online or call 870-895-5565 deadline to register is Friday, 07/18/14.

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 07/22 to Saturday, 07/26/14

What: Constructing Your Own Ukulele Class (Five-Day Class)

When: 9 am – 4 pm

Where: Arkansas Craft School in Mountain View, AR

What Else: Tuition is $300 plus materials fee of $165 (mahogany) or $270 (Koa-wood), to register go to www.arkansascraftschool.org or call 870-269-8397.

 

August

Good for use thru Sunday, 08/03/14

What: Lyon College Student Orientation Advising Registration Program (SOAR) Required for all Freshmen

When: Students will need to complete the online check list by Sunday, August 3rd

Where: Students can register online at www.lyon.edu/SOAR .

What Else: For more information call Manning at 870-307-7416 or email josh.manning@lyon.edu.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 08/09/14

What: Youth Talent Show

When: 6 pm

Where: Izard County Fairgrounds

What Else: We are looking for singers, dancers, musicians, groups, comedians, ventrilaquists, and cheerleading groups to participate. Open to all acts ages 10 to 21. For more information call Joe at 870-373-3876. Entry forms may be found at www.izardcofair.org/

 

 

September

Good for use thru Saturday, 09/13/14

What: GLOW Afterglow 5k

When: 9:30 pm

Where: Riverside Park, Batesville

What Else: To register go to www.afterglowrace.com

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 09/25/2014

What: The John Herman Hickman Foundation Golf Classic

When: ?

Where: The Court at Eagle Mountain, Batesville, AR

What Else: Contact Wiley Osborn at 870-793-1508 or wosborne@pecofoods.com

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